learning programs are making a difference. >> its more hands on. it covers the class war. if you have a question, they will go over it with you as much as you need. >> in a few weeks, they will be holding their annual conference in baltimore. to get the facts, log on to our web site, wbaltv.com, and click on "education alert." maryland is getting almost $2 million to improve its statewide testing program in the form of a grant which will pay for making it more accessible to students. we're the one of three states in line to the federal dollars. tim tooten, wbal-tv 11 news. >> one day away from the highly anticipated first presidential debate of 2012. >> ronny will go head-to-head with obama on domestic issues. not 5:30, what to expect some much at stake.